To Build or Not to Build; That is the Question

With all the discussion over the possibility of a new stadium, it would seem some fans are really opposed to the idea. Some worry that with the cost of building a new stadium that ticket prices will increase. This is definitely a possibility, but I find it hard to believe that fans would be forced to pay an outrageous sum of money to attend a game.

Others worry that fans of the Falcons are too finicky and would not attend games with bad weather. I know that this would not keep me from a game and I could only hope that other fans would feel the same way. Some fans are demanding that the stadium have a retractable roof. This would be awesome, but the president of the Falcons has already stated that a retractable roof is not in the 600M budget. Perhaps the most ludicrous of all the comments I have heard is that fans would not fill up the new stadium causing games to be blacked out for television. People need to realize that it is not the objective of the owner and president of the Falcons. They will build something within reason using projections of how many people will attend the games.

Also, there is the sect of people who are content with the dome and see no reason to waste money on building a new stadium. If the money is there, I say build it. A new stadium would create excitement for the fans and the players alike. This would help build positive momentum for the franchise. Building a new stadium is a great idea and one that I hope to see become a reality.

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